There is a lot of speculation floating around in the blogosphere as to who will take home the summer league trophy this year. It’s tough to predict a winner even when the teams have been picked, but trying to determine the future champions based on one member of each team is stupid, pointless, and a complete waste of time. Still, it needs to be done.
Here’s a complete breakdown of this year’s captains:
- Paul Johnson – Oldest of the four captains; likes to fight; Canadian; will probably name his team the “Lacrosstitutes,” which is a clever mix of the words “Lacrosse” and “Prostitutes”; sort-of, kind-of, not-really won 2009 championship. Alias: Don Pablo.
- Vann Hamilton Joines III – First-year captain; makes transition to short stick specifically to comply with “stupid summer league rules;” coaches Jesuit’s Varsity lax team; from out-of-town; works for non-profit. Alias: The Vannimal.
- Zachary Gong – First-year captain; makes transition to short stick specifically to comply with “stupid summer league rules;” coaches Jesuit’s Varsity lax team; from out-of-town; works for non-profit. Alias: “Sensai” / The Ken Watanabe of Lacrosse
- Phil Niddrie Jr. (not really Jr. but he’s the old man’s son) – Second year captain; 2009 regular season champ with 8-1 record; should have won 2009 championship but a lot of key people were missing for that game; favorite pastime: berating referees/teammates; Alias: The Chosen One.
So now that you have a completely unbiased bio of all the captains, tell us: Who do you think will win?